I'm trying to sort out some of these relatives.Here's what I know about my folks: My father was J D Beard born Feb 28 1906 and died June 1996.His father was Roderick Andrew Beard born March 4, 1882 and died Aug 18, 1935.J D's mother was Carrie Lorena McCracken born Jan 4, 1884 and died May 30, 1920.Roderick's father was Hal Agustus Beard born May 25, 1837 and married Catherine Foster.I don't have a date for his death, but I've been told that he lived well into this century (probably into the 30s) and that he had a full head and beard of flaming red hair. Uncle Book lived with us, moreless, until he died in the mid 70's.If you need dates on him, I can get them off his headstone in New Albany. I think Hal lived in Memphis because I seem to remember visiting once or twice.The same goes for Raines, but I can't connect him to a section of the family.The rest were mostly know of through conversation.For some reason the Beard family didn't ever get together as a group. I remember hearing about Mattie, but can't place where.Where does she fit in? The name Maurice is vaguely familar, but Lonnie doesn't ring a bell.I can't connect them to anyone. Look forward to hearing from you.